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Undergraduate Programs Information

Major or minor in Asian Studies.

Graduate Programs Information

Including: Master of Arts in Asian Studies, Master’s in Asian International Affairs, and Graduate Certificates in Asian Studies.

Student Testimonials

Christina Geisse

The Asian Studies Program was incredible because most professors were undertaking their own research, passionate about their subject of study, and enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge with students. It felt fresh and profound at the same time. Inspiring! 

Christina Geisse
Kim Sluchansky

I was able to delve deep and focus on the areas of Asian Studies that truly interested me, and therefore gained a much more thorough and developed understanding of my fields of interest, which are applicable to my current career path. Also, the professors are extremely helpful and want their students to succeed. They were very supportive both while I was at UH and after I graduated.

Moore Hall

2021 Graduate Assistantship Applications Open

APPLY HERE at the NeoGov Recruitment Website.

SALARY:$1,577.50 Semi-Monthly 
CLOSING DATE:01/31/21 11:59 PM 
Title: Graduate Assistant
Position #: 0088201, 0088225
Hiring Unit: College of Arts, Languages and Letters, School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Department of Asian Studies
Date Posted: December 16, 2020
Closing Date:  January 31, 2021
Monthly Type: 9 Month
Full Time/Part Time: Part Time – 50%
Temporary/Permanent: Temporary – NTE June 30, 2022  Salary: $18,930 paid over 12 months with a tuition waiver for the academic year. 

Other Conditions: To begin approximately August 1, 2021.  Pending position clearance and availability of funding. 

 Duties and Responsibilities: Assist instructors in undergraduate Asian Studies courses for the academic year 2021-2022.Serve as principal organizers for the School of Pacific and Asian Studies Graduate Student Conference. 

Minimum Qualifications: 
1. Full time classified graduate student in Asian Studies or in a social sciences or humanities discipline with substantial course work in Asia related courses.   

Desirable Qualifications: 
1. Acceptance into the MAAS or MAIA program in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of Hawai’i.

2. Familiarity with the MA program in Asian Studies.

3. Some teaching experience.

 To Apply: Follow the link above to the NeoGov Recruitment website. Click on the “Apply” button on the top right corner of the screen to complete an application and attach required documents. Please submit the following (1) resume, (2) cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications; (3) names, titles and contact information (phone number and email addresses) of three professional references; (4) copy of official transcripts, however originals will be required at the time of hire. Please redact SSN and birthdate. Late or incomplete application packets will not be considered. NOTE: If this is your first time applying for a position using NEOGOV, you will need to create an account.  Inquiries: Tess Constantino,, 956-6085
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